Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder’s creator Shonda Rhimes was on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and the Comedy Central host asked her, “Have you ever killed off a character because you didn’t like the actor?” Then for extra points, he asked her to name names. Once she stopped laughing, she said, “Yes! And I am not naming names.” Since she said names, I am assuming it is more that one. Once you kill off one character, I guess it gets easier. So I am assuming Katherine Heigl was the first and then it got easier to kill off the likes off Chris Lowell, Tim Daly, Eric Dane, Columbus Short and Patrick Dempsey. Not saying she didn’t like all of them, but maybe that explains why they were suddenly 86ed?
I personally can’t watch her shows anymore. I find her shows to be over the top depressing and sadistic. It’s like how can we destroy one character’s life one week, and then keep making it worse every week after that. Like having a character addicted to drugs, her boyfriend dies of an overdose, she finds out she’s pregnant, the baby has no brain and she carries the baby to term to donate the organs. That is just one example, but what about Meredith Gray, who in her family hasn’t died. Oh yeah, the kids. How long until one of them gets a terminal disease or gets hit by a car or drowns or something? And what more can she do to Mellie? That is why I am done with her shows.
And now it seems like the truest Diva is not the actors, but the person in charge. I think that says a lot because Chuck Lorre has worked with a lot worse than Rhimes and he only killed off one troubled actor and for good reason. Just saying.
What do you think of her admitting to killing off an actor she didn’t like?
Trevor Noah will not be hosting tonight’s The Daily Show because he had an emergency appendectomy this morning. Comedy Central will air a repeat tonight instead.
Even though he had the surgery just hours ago, the network says he is expected to be back at the anchor’s desk tomorrow night at 11p. Dang, that seems fast. Although, I remember when Jimmy Kimmel missed a show for the same reason a few years ago, he was at The Police concert just days afterwards. I guess you heal quicker after that surgery than a nose job, which seems odd.
Patrick Nagel’s art comes to life in the animated ’80s police procedural comedy Moonbeam City on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30p, and it is anything but criminal.
Moonbeam City is safe city, mostly because of Dazzle Novak (Rob Lowe). He is one of their lead detectives who miraculously is able to solve crime. He is a bumbling, self-involved idiot, but things just seem to go his way in spite of himself. His arch nemesis is Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) and he will do anything to knock Dazzle down a few notches. As hard as he tries, it doesn’t work. Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks), is the tough chief, who has her work cut out for her with these two. Because of that she gives Dazzle an assistant, Chrysalis Tate (Kate Mara), to help him out and keep him under control. That doesn’t happen.
Each week they will try to keep Moonbeam City safe, which is hard to do because their antics make it dangerous.
Since I have been a fan of Nagel’s art since I was kid, I loved the show at first sight. Then as I watched the first three episodes, I loved it even more because it is so out there and naughty. Plus, there are so many brilliant lines throughout the episodes, you can’t help but to laugh uncontrollably. You will hear things come out of Lowe and Forte’s mouths, you never thought you would hear them say. In fact, even though you don’t see the actors, you can hear how much fun they are having with this outrageous show. And if they are enjoying it, then believe me, you are going to enjoy it just as much as them and me.
Wait until you see next week’s episode with a nice little tribute to Toto! Since Nagel’s art is a sign of the ’80s, the show is full of a lot of throwback references to the Me decade.
I like, almost everyone, was completely offended by Don Lemon holding up a card with the N-Word on it. So my way of not giving the CNN anchor the attention he wanted was to ignore it. But then Larry Wilmore took him to task on it on The Nightly Show yesterday, and it was so perfect I had to give Lemon the attention he wanted.
Seriously, imagine the poor intern who had to make up that sign. To that person, I say get out now. You’ve been part of one of TV news’ lowest moments. Yes, there is no where to go but up, but it is also a sign that things might sink even lower. I don’t want to know how, but Lemon will find a way. He always does.
Honestly, how are people more upset with Brian Williams’ lies over Don Lemon’s disgusting tactics. I don’t get it. To me everything Lemon does is so much worse than Williams.
Yesterday, Donald Trump announced that he is running for President and every comedian and talk show host simultaneously had an orgasm. And leave it up to Jon Stewart and his Daily Show correspondents to actually show us how excited they are about the news.
Before we got to see that, and oh yes, yes, yes, it’s worth watching the whole thing to get the climax because we can all use a little foreplay. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, Stewart talked about Trump’s announcement and his reaction is why we are going to all miss him in 6 weeks. Does he really have to go? Didn’t Trump’s announcement make him want to say?
Anyways with him going, and no one left of his caliber at Comedy Central, it looks like Seth Meyers could actually become our go to Political Humorist. His take on Trump’s announcement proves why NBC didn’t make a mistake when they gave him Late Night. Now that the race that’s about 16 months away is heating up, I hope he does more segments like this one because it was brilliant.
Trump isn’t the only person who said “I am running for President” and Conan O’Brien came up with a political ad for Jeb Bush that I am sure that Lincoln Chafee will approve of. Don’t know who Lincoln Chafee is, Google him!
Larry Wilmore had the week off and Jon Stewart asked him at the end of The Daily Show what he did with his time off. The Nightly Show host told him that he unplugged from the world and caught up on his favorite show, 19 Kids and Counting. After he said that Stewart tried to break the news to him, but Wilmore said, “It was just so nice to watch a show about a family with togetherness and good old fashioned values.” Then he added, “You know, I hope nothing happens that makes me recontextualize their closeness and isolation to something dangerous.”
Stewart once again tried to update him about the Duggars’ situation over the last week, but he just didn’t have the heart to do it. Jon could tell the TLC show touched Larry in a special place, and he didn’t want to do an alleged Josh Duggar and touch him there when he was unaware of what happening to him. Especially, since he is so young at this hosting job and Stewart’s the oldest one in the Comedy Central family. You have to respect him for refraining from his urges to do something so horrible like that and take away from Wilmore’s innocence. Right?
The Star Wars movie franchise is available on Digital HD for the first time today and R2D2 promoted the release on @midnight yesterday. Strange choice (although not really because their audience is the same as Star Wars’), but it works because they put words in his mouth that no one else would ever dare. And yes they went there with a joke about Hans Solo crashing into a golf course. To see if the comedians went even further than that, you can just have to watch.
The only negative, is Chris Hadwick didn’t offer any suggestions. What in beep and boop is that all about?
Comedy Central has yet to make it official, but The New York Times is reporting that Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show later this year.
Are you going, “Who is he?” The South African comedian made his debut on the show back in December. Since then he has made only 2 more appearances. You might say, that Comedy Central is taking a huge risk by hiring an unknown to take the job. Actually, you can totally say it. You know, it is going to piss off the veterans who have worked on the show for years. I am sure even Larry Wilmore is going, WTF? He gets the second hour and this newbie gets the prime show. Can’t blame him if he was pissed about it.
While his newness can be an issue for fans, I think the bigger problem is going to come as soon as he starts. A big emphasis of The Daily Show is American Politics. That means he is going to have to start learning everything he can in the next few months or he will be screwed when he starts because, at that time, we are a year away from picking a new President of the United States. I’ve lived here my whole life, and I still have no clue what goes on during the election. So he has work cut out for him.
And so does Comedy Central. Hopefully they will do a better job than CBS did with James Corden when it comes to getting the word out about the virtually unknown host.
What do you think of the pick?
Comedy Central announced today who is going to Roast Justin Bieber on March 30th and it is an all-star lineup! They got Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille Oâ€™Neal, Martha Stewart, Hannibal Buress, Chris Dâ€™Elia, Natasha Leggero and Jeffrey Ross. Sadly though for Justin, Seth Rogen is not on the list. Which I think makes it even better.
You know, the Domestic Goddess is going to kill it, as will Shaq. Both of them have a really good sense of humor. Plus, the dais should be afraid of them because she did time and he is over 7′ tall. When it comes to the comedians, I can’t wait to see what the Beebs’ good friend D’Elia has to say about everyone. I’ve seen him at 2 events promoting Undateable and both times he had me busting a gut!
Comedy Central had me when they decided to Roast Beiber, then they gave me some whipped cream when they made Hart the RoastMaser and this dais is so the cherry on top of it all! March 30th can’t come soon enough!
Comedy Central thought it would be a sweet idea if they reunited Happy Gilmore stars, Bob Barker and Adam Sandler, for their for the annual benefit event, Night of Too Many Stars, and they were gravely mistaken. Even though it has been almost 20 years since their movie came out, the two of them still have a lot of hard feelings towards each other. The blood between them is so bad, that they each lost a few pints of it during the battle. Thankfully, they were in a hospital at the time, otherwise neither one of them would’ve made it.
To see what other brilliant gags Comedy Central has planned to raise money and awareness for Autism, tune into Night of Too Many Stars this Sunday at 9p.